14: Nature

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To me, the nature is extremely important. Although I was born in a big city (Stockholm) and spent my childhood years in another (Gothenburg), to be able to live close to the nature is important to me.

When I was ten years old, my parents moved to the countryside and since then I want to live close to the shifts of the seasons. During my years as a young adult, I lived in the city of Linköping, but since 1990 we live here at Mosebacke in the countryside. Both me and my husband feel that the one of the worst things that might happen to us would be if someone forced us to move and live inside a city.

In the countryside, you experience the shifts of the seasons in a completely different way than in the city. In the city you only notice if it’s cold or hot and if it’s raining it’s a bit awkward. In the countryside you notice in every little bud, in every lukewarm wind, in every song from a bird and in every rain drop, how everything is connected, how all parts interact with each other. You admire the processes mother earth have developed through millions of years, and you realize that man in order to continue to be successful on earth must respect the rules of nature as well as adapt to and follow these processes.

When you open your heart to the nature comes joy, inspiration and love. Many of my horse sculptures are direct translations of what I have experienced during my walks in the scenic surroundings of Mosebacke, but much is also what I have experienced in nature on my travels around the world.

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
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